Mentored Activity: Pre-participation Health Screening

Physical activity health screening is essential to identify patients susceptible to exercise-related health issues. In this activity, you will apply the 2019 PAR-Q+ questionnaire that will benefit your patient, whether he/she does regular exercise or not.
  1. Invite your project patient for a medical visit.
  2. Apply the first page of the 2019 PAR-Q+ questionnaire
  3. Determine if you need to apply pages 2 and 3 if the questionnaire
  4. Apply pages 2 and 3, even if it is not necessary. Explain to the patient that this will be for you to practice.
  5. Based on page 4, provide recommendations to your patient if necessary.
  6. Evaluate if your patient is interested in implementing physical activity changes. In the next lesson, you will learn to write a physical activity prescription. Although your task will be only to write the prescription, you will have an OPTIONAl assignment to implement the prescription based on your patient's interest.
  7. Write a summary of the visit and ask for your mentor’s reflections on it.